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Elk study to be done in Elkhorn Mountains

BOZEMAN — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will begin a study next month looking at the impact of mountain pine beetle infestation on elk habitat and herd movement in the Elkhorn Mountains in southwest Montana.

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Mountain-sea trail to get master plan, hiker guide

Mountain-sea trail to get master plan, hiker guide

RALEIGH, N.C. — One day, hikers will be able to step on a trail near one of Appalachia’s highest peaks and follow an off-road path that ranges from leafy to sandy all the way to the Atlantic Ocean.

January 11, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Proposal to double Yellowstone entry fee isn't popular

Proposal to double Yellowstone entry fee isn't popular

JACKSON, Wyo. — A proposal to double the cost to enter Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks in northwest Wyoming is drawing resistance.

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BLM plans controlled burns this month

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to conduct two prescribed fires in southeastern Wyoming this month.

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Forest Service churns up old logging roads

GREAT FALLS — Hard-packed roads that were identified for removal in 2007 are now being churned up and restored to a natural state across Lewis and Clark National Forest, with the aim being improved vegetation growth and water flow.

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Jenny Lake in Grand Teton closing for upgrades

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Large parts of the Jenny Lake area in Grand Teton National Park will be closed to the public next week.

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Gap in rescue helicopter coverage begins Wednesday

JACKSON, Wyo. — Backcountry users will not have a helicopter to help them out of a jam in the Teton area for the next two weeks as agencies make the switch between summer and winter contracts.

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Citizens get to name wolf packs they discover

SPOKANE, Wash. — While they view predators from widely different viewpoints, Steve Gilbertson, a hiker, Ross Hurd, a rancher, and Bob Jensen, a hunter, are among Washington’s most distinguished wolf watchers.

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Yellowstone, Grand Teton consider fee increase

Yellowstone, Grand Teton consider fee increase

JACKSON, Wyo. — The National Park Service is considering raising entrance fees to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks by $5.

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Jackson resort No. 8 in ski magazine survey

JACKSON, Wyo. — Jackson Hole Mountain Resort lost its No. 1 ranking in Ski Magazine's annual reader survey of West Coast ski resorts but remains among the top 10.

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Researchers track bighorn sheep in Yellowstone

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — A handful of bighorn sheep in and around Yellowstone National Park are wearing radio collars.

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Sheridan couple missing in Bighorns sought

Sheridan couple missing in Bighorns sought

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Searchers had found backpacks but no other sign Wednesday of a young Sheridan couple missing almost a week in the highest reaches of the Bighorn Mountains.

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Grand Teton facilities begin closing for winter

Grand Teton facilities begin closing for winter

MOOSE, Wyo. — Campgrounds and other facilities in Grand Teton National Park will be closing for the winter over the next two months.

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Men who sparked manhunt at Grand Teton Park ID'd

JACKSON, Wyo. — Officials have released the names of three men who sparked a manhunt near a global financial meeting at Grand Teton National Park.

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Searchers look for Russian man in Grand Teton area

MOOSE, Wyo. — Authorities searched Thursday for a Russian college student reported missing after failing to turn up at his summer job in Grand Teton National Park.

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High adventure classroom offered in Jackson Hole

JACKSON, Wyo. — Middle school and high school students are learning in a totally different type of classroom this summer.

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Jackson ski areas report very good year

JACKSON, Wyo. — The oldest and the largest ski resorts in the state enjoyed a strong winter 2013-14, both of them boasting historic numbers.

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Wyoming town ‘cowboys up’ to deal with landslide threat

Wyoming town ‘cowboys up’ to deal with landslide threat

JACKSON, Wyo. — Just a few years after Thomas Ralston moved to town, a chimney fire burned down his home. Last month, he was driving when a 3,000-pound boulder fell from a mountain onto the roof of his brand new truck.

April 27, 2014 1:03 pm Photos

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Even in peak ski season, Aspen has some freebies

Even in peak ski season, Aspen has some freebies

DENVER — A trip to Aspen during peak ski season is going to set you back some cash. But even those who can afford the posh Colorado mountain town will enjoy checking out what’s free, from high-altitude adventures to creature comforts.

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